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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4823–4846, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4823-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4823–4846, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4823-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Aug 2018

Research article | 22 Aug 2018

Field evaluation of low-cost particulate matter sensors in high- and low-concentration environments

Tongshu Zheng et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jul 2018) by Paolo Laj
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ED: Publish as is (10 Aug 2018) by Paolo Laj
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Low-cost particulate matter sensors are promising tools for supplementing existing air quality monitoring networks but their performance under field conditions is not well understood. We characterized how well Plantower PMS3003 sensors measure PM2.5 in a wide range of ambient conditions against different reference sensors. When a more precise reference method is used for calibration and proper RH corrections are made, our work suggests PMS3003's can measure PM2.5 within ~ 10 % of ambient values.
Low-cost particulate matter sensors are promising tools for supplementing existing air quality...
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